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Pet Paw Care

September 28th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Here are Petplan’s top tips for making sure your dog’s feet stay in top condition all year round…   Download our printable PDF version here: Pet Paw Care
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AVA Pets and People Education Program

September 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
PetPEP (Pets and People Education Program) is an education initiative for primary schools throughout Australia, started by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) in 1991. The program was developed to promote respons
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How can horses help people?

September 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
When thinking of horses helping humans, we tend to get side tracked thinking about farm work, horse and cart or even horse related sports. However, there are numerous health and wellbeing benefits that humans can gain fr
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Understanding pet therapy

September 18th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Animals, especially dogs, seem to have a special ability when it comes to healing. This is evident in the amount of pet therapy animals available for a wide range of therapeutic jobs. These therapies can be suited for pe
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How do horse’s eyes work?

September 14th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
You may think that horses see the same as us; however they don’t see the world like we do. It will forever be a mystery as to exactly what horses see, although scientists have studied the components of their eye and ha
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Tick Season

September 14th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Ticks are a common problem within Australia, especially among dogs, with the season starting around September. This means that the beginning of spring is the ideal time to remind yourself to protect your pets from these
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Signs of pain in dogs

September 11th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Every dog owner dreads the day that their furry friend becomes ill or injured. However, it is not always easy to tell that there is something wrong seeing as dogs will do anything to be happy and hide their pain. Petplan
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Springtime dangers

September 7th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Warmer weather and lighter evenings equal more time spent enjoying our gardens, starting with simple weeding and planting. But while many of the plants that we commonly keep are beautiful to look at, these garden favouri
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Horse hair whorls

September 7th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Most people will be familiar with a cowlick – the part in someone’s hair that no matter what you do to it, it won’t do what it’s told and will often go against the natural flow of your hair. Horses have very simi
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Dogs and apartment life

September 4th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
As much as we love dogs and want them to be around us all the time, our living arrangements can sometimes make this impossible. However, although you may live in a building that may not look like the typical home for a p